Ideal locations for large-scale CO2 capture include gas processing plants, fertilizer manufacturing facilities, thermal power plants and other sites that produce large amounts of CO2, often in excess of one million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) annually (IEA, 2004). These industrial facilities are often located near others, thus increasing the amount of available CO2 for capture within the general vicinity.
The most suitable sites for cost-effective long-term emissions storage in Canada include geological formations such as active or depleted oil, gas and coalbed methane reservoirs, deep saline aquifers and salt caverns.
CO2 Storage Options:
CO2 storage can be the end result when using it as a by-product in energy production operations and/or disposal operations, such as: